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Mental Health

Suicide Prevention

Feeling suicidal

If you’re feeling suicidal, please stop long enough to read this – it will only take a moment.

The fact you’re here at this minute means you’re still unsure; while a part of you wants to die, a part of you wants to live. You’re not a bad person, weak-willed, or worthless because you’re feeling this way. It only means you’ve had more pain you feel you can cope with.

Urgent help

If you feel at risk of harming yourself or others – go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency department or contact on of the following services

Contact your GP (they will have an emergency number when closed), or visit your GP when they are open.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Contact them by telephone on 111.


Samaritans’ volunteers offer confidential, emotional support to anyone experiencing distress 24 hours a day. You do not have to be suicidal to call and you can talk to them any time you like, in your own way, about whatever is getting to you

Access the Samaritans website here (Opens in a new window)

Alternatively, you can call the Samaritans via -

  • telephone: 116 123 (calls are free)
  • telephone: 01482 323 456 (local charges apply)
  • email: jo@samaritans.org (Opens in a new window)  

You can also visit the Local Hull branch in person -

75 Spring Bank



Usual hours open to receive callers at the door

Monday to Wednesday: 8am to 12noon and 7pm to 9pm
Thursday and Friday: 7pm to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 12noon

Mental Health Rapid Response Service

The Mental Health Rapid Response Service is here to support you with:-

  • Severe and Chronic depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Moderate and severe self harm
  • Psychosis
  • Memory difficulties (under the age of 65)
  • Complex Mental Health Issues

If you feel that you require urgent help, then you should contact the Crisis Resolution team via -

Mind suicide help group

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind host a suicide help group which is aimed at men over 18 who may be at risk of suicide. It is a 12 week programme which also has a peer support element to it. Mind also host a drop in service earlier on a Tuesday evening for people who are awaiting a space on the course.

To find out more and to check availability, contact Hull and East Yorkshire Mind via -

Please note, this group operates on the 1st floor with no lift access.

Concerned about someone

If you are worried that someone you care about is very distressed or suicidal then encourage them to make an emergency appointment with their GP.

If you are worried a person is at serious risk of hurting themselves you may wish to take them to your local Accident and Emergency Department.

If you are worried a person is at risk of hurting someone else then you may need to contact the Police on 999.

You can also encourage the person to speak to the Samaritans on 116 123.

If serious harm has already occurred to either yourself, or others (such as overdosing or severe cutting) which requires immediate medical attention then you need to call the Emergency Services on 999.

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